Evergreen Sweetbay Magnolia (Magnolia virginiana)
This old Kentucky favorite makes an excellent garden plant. Plants will grow 20-30' tall with upright outline and dark, thick glossy green leaves with white undersides. Two-inch-wide, lemon-scented creamy flowers grace the plant in late spring and sporadically through the summer. The fragrant blooms contribute significantly to the plants appeal. An excellent choice for full sun or part shade in any reasonable soil.